Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Larry Wayne Russell

Athens Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, January 2, 2004

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Reflections for Sergeant Larry Wayne Russell

Our son graduates next week. I am so proud of him.

Michele

May 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Larry. Know you are always in my thoughts and that I miss you more than words can say.

Gail Russell Ultz
Sister

March 25, 2009

Happy Birthday! We miss you!

LaDonna Porter
Friend of Sgt. Larry Russell EOW 1/2/04

March 24, 2009

Happy Birthday TB, We love you and miss you.

Michele Russell Lopez

March 24, 2009

Missing you!

Francis Leet
mother-in-law

March 3, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 20, 2009

Beautifully Said

Michele

January 27, 2009

he Absent One

As we gather at the table and watch each smiling face
The heart fills with emotion to see the vacant place.
We may strive to hide our longing in the midst of
Mirth and fun
But we're thinking, thinking, thinking of the loved-
The Absent One.

When we gather 'round the fireside with merry
Laughter and jest
How we wish the absent dear one was here with
All the rest.
Still we join in all the frolic, but we wish the day was done
For we're thinking, thinking, thinking of the loved-
The Absent One.

Yet when the day is over and they all have gone to
Rest
We feel the Heavenly Father does all things for the
Best
So we cheer our drooping spirits with the rising
Of the sun
But we're thinking, thinking, thinking of the loved-
The Absent One. author unknown

Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

January 2, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving TB

Anonymous

November 26, 2008

RIP.You will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

November 9, 2008

Miss you TB

Anonymous

August 10, 2008

THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THOSE WEEKENDS THAT WE REALLY NEEDED YOU. WE NEED OUR PRAYERS FOR SHAN ANSWERED.

MICHELE

May 12, 2008

Hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday. We miss you!

LaDonna Porter
Friend of Sgt. Larry Russell EOW 1/2/04

March 25, 2008

Happy Birthday TB
...

Michele

March 24, 2008

We are thinking of you and your family today and everyday. Watch over your family and let them know you are close.
We will never forget the sacrifice you made this day four years ago and the sacrifice your family makes everyday you are not with them. You are a hero and nothing can take that away.
Please let Clint know that we miss him....

Connie Barker F.W.B. Fl.
Mother of Clint Walker Prattville Al. E.O.W. 1-14-04

January 2, 2008

4 years.
seems like it was yesterday.

i love you & miss you.

shanika

January 2, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, N H

December 30, 2007

MERRY XMAS TB

MICHELE

December 25, 2007

Would have been 10 today.
Happy Anniversary.....TB

Michele

December 12, 2007

It's getting cool outside....it reminds me
of you... We miss you and love you..

TB

September 30, 2007

Thank you for your years of service and dedication. You are truely missed by family and coworkers. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

September 15, 2007

And so it is done.

TB

August 21, 2007

i love you pops=]

July 27, 2007

Be with us today TB

Michele

July 26, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.

July 11, 2007

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